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8/5/10 11:58 P

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Sparkle....I almost couldn't catch my breath after reading your F...off post!! LOLOLOL!

Bridie...now I am sobered...what you are saying is so true.

Can't we just find another planet for all of these sheep?



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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
8/5/10 11:47 P

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I have a weird theory on that..I think there's even a weak correlary in what happened in Nazi Germany during Hitler's rise to power that actually stands up. There were a lot of impoverished and lower income people trapped in narrow humdrum lives..Hitler gave them a "common enemy", made their issues somebody else's fault rather than their own fault or that of the social strata they were trapped in during those times, gave them places to go, things to do, a feeling of immediacy, and a mission. They then felt important rather than impotent, experienced the excitement of belonging, and the impetus of a common goal. They were easily convinced they were superior because it's what they wanted to believe anyway. It was sick,it was atrocious..but it worked. I do see similarities..

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8/5/10 9:59 P

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I agree Coachpenny...I'm sorry to hear about your sister Bridie...that's really sad that being rational has gone out the window these days...it's almost interesting to see how excited they get when spouting off about things they know nothing about....

Like my co-worker this morning....

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8/5/10 9:57 P

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@Coachpenny...I've done something similar...I got an email from one of those groups asking for a donation for the Arizona lawsuit and I filled out the form and put "F*** OFF" in the first and last name slots and for the email address, I sent it back to the email addy that sent it to me....

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there." -Unknown

"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"-Shantideva


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SPARKLE1908's Photo SPARKLE1908 Posts: 13,580
8/5/10 9:54 P

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@Goodwitchd...I would probably say something along the lines of "well, you had no problem with world domination when Bush was in office, what's wrong with it now?"

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there." -Unknown

"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"-Shantideva


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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
8/5/10 8:40 A

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It's been coming for a long time. Yesterday she finally hit my wall going 90 MPH and I am done. The funny ironic side of all this? She and two of her DD's are on disability (although whatever the DDs' medical issues may be, it sure doesn't stop them from heavy partying or DWIs) and she has been on federal and state funded medical for years as have they. They have also all availed themselves of food stamps and other programs freely. Yet she rabidly screams she won't have her tax dollar going to support welfare trash, and that the @#$%@ liberals are bankrupting this country giving people handouts! She's too ignorant to even see the correllary, never mind the irony. Trailer trash mentality, and I am darned if I know where it came from cuz we were NOT raised like that. I've searched the family tree and failed to find one pureblind ugly natured ignorant redneck in the bunch! I was upset about it yesterday afternoon and a bit last evening, but woke up this morning feeling pretty relieved actually.

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8/5/10 7:44 A

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It really speaks to the basic character of people who spout that kind of bile...

I'm sorry that you might lose a sister, Bridie... but happy that one time in her life she got to hear someone tell her the consequence of harboring her hatred...



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8/5/10 3:48 A

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I'm sorry, Bridie, that your sis can't see what a mistake she's made. I find it so very strange that so many Right Wingers are unable to control their behavior even for the sake of a relationship.



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8/4/10 10:59 P

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WTG Penny!

Electralyte, I have told my sis the same thing for the last couple years. We are never going to agree on politics, it causes hard feelings, and we need to avoid going there. I have avoided it completely ..never once have I shoved my agenda down her throat or even brought it up. Seemingly she is unable to control herself however. She persists in ranting on rabidly at me, with ample use of the "N" word and other racist garbage that makes me sick to my stomach. Today I had enough. I told her I was all done being a captive audience for racism, misinformation and hatred and we needed to say goodbye. I'm Ok with that now, even if it's permanent. She's turned into somebody I wouldn't choose for a friend, who can't respect me enough to avoid stirring chit even when I ask her.

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8/4/10 9:36 P

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OMG, Penny! That is BRILLIANT!!!

I'm USING that one!

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8/4/10 9:02 P

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I should just give up TV altogether, but I love my HGTV and MSNBC.

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8/4/10 6:50 P

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I heard about someone who sent a donation to democratic causes in the name of the person sending the offending emails....one for each email. She let them know in advance what she was going to do. She said it stopped the emails.



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8/4/10 2:19 P

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I have a nephew that gets his garbage from Faux too. I had to tell him that I love him and we can talk about just about anything except politics.
There is just no talking to these people. emoticon

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8/4/10 11:48 A

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From the "home of Mark Rubio & Rick Scott (Flori-da)
A little off the subject, but how do I get my brother to break HIS FAUX addiction? And worse yet . . . . . . . sending me e-mails from their "experts" saying how Obama is a power monger who is trying to get world domination? I'd laugh about it but it's gotten REAL OLD!
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Edited by: GOODWITCHD at: 8/4/2010 (11:50)
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8/3/10 11:28 P

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Hey, I heard about their edicts to the local fox stations....what a bunch crap that is. I have a feeling there will be a backlash.



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8/3/10 11:10 P

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I won't watch Fox either, except the clips that get shown on other networks, and that's enough ... seems, Fox + GOP + Tea Party strategy is to scare the heck out of white folks to lure their deepest ingrained, and even faint remnants of racism and fear forward ...
-- the N.Y. mosque issue
-- immigration (which they are NOT at all serious about)
-- calling the Bush tax cut expiration a tax INCREASE,
etc., etc., etc....

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8/3/10 10:59 P

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Not surprising...they already have a segment where Neil Cavuto(or whatever) does the business report..I'll happily change the channel...other than my Sunday night lineup (like Family Guy, which is pretty liberal..Seth MacFarland is a huge Obama supporter) I don't watch Fox....

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher

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That ain't all they're up to ... they've sent out memos to all the local network tv stations they own, like CA NBC-Ch. 11, etc., telling them they'd like them to incorporate a "man on the street" segment asking questions like those heard and polled on FaUX ... so if your local coverage suddenly goes right-wing, you'll know what's happening ...

Even if Rupert was to "check out" (he's getting up there), his next in the corporate line is just as bad or even worse ... ugh ...

♫ Carli

“Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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8/3/10 10:45 P

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I don't follow sports but our baseball team, the Texas Rangers, are up for sale and guess who one of the bidders was????

wait....

wait for it....

you ready?

RUPERT MURDOCH AND HIS FOX NEWS GROUP

that's right...Satan's spawns have been in the running to purchase the team and have been in town (thus the heat) while the bidding process was going on...

THANKFULLY they pulled out today....

whew...I feel a cool breeze coming on!!!!

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher

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